I have two very special events that I'm doing in the next two months that I'd love for any of you local readers to come to. (Or if you're not local, perhaps this is a bit of extra motivation to come visit me in Des Moines? Just a thought!) Here's the info:
Saturday, November 7, 10 am
Metro Arts Expo
I'll be one of three mini-seminar leaders and I will use my 30 minutes to share tips on finding affordable art, buying art online and navigating sites like Etsy, Art Fire and Buy Olympia. I’ll also talk about the benefits of tapping into your own creativity, and what I've learned from my 2009 resolution to purchase a print every month from independent artists. Bonus: Everyone who joins the seminar will have the chance to create a craft during the session.
Thursday, December 3, 7-9 pm
Ephemera, 505 E. Locust Street (their, new, fancy, large location with space for regular workshops and classes!!!)
Fabric Garland Workshop
Learn to make a festive holiday garland using leftover fabric and paper, mod podge, ribbon and a little bit of creativity. It's a quick, easy and cheap way to start decking out your holiday halls or decorate for your next big soiree.
And, big news...coming in 2010, I'm going to be teaching a quilting class at Ephemera! I am definitely nervous about that, but I am also really looking forward to sharing my love of quilting with other people.